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Compression Explained

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Compression Explained

Active Compression: Skin tight fabrics like Orca KillaSkn Kompress help to support muscles, reducing muscle oscillation during exercise.

Graduated Compression: The garment uses varying levels of compression to promote increased blood flow towards the heart. The primary benefit of graduated compression is during recovery after exercise, particularly when you are stationary. Orca Killa Kompression tights have higher levels of compression at the base of the legs and calves, reducing up the thighs and towards the heart. So it is not a matter of the higher levels of compression being the best, rather the levels of pressure should be fit for purpose – Orca’s Killa Kompression range is scientifically proven to provide ideal levels of compression for use in rest, race and recovery.

Maximum compression Medium compression Low compression

Use Compression garments

Benefits Orca Killa Kompression

Compression garments help support key muscle groups when your body is moving during any type of exercise. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit from compression wear and Orca Killa Kompression garments can be worn by people of all athletic levels. They also benefit people who may spend long periods of time standing, and for long distance travel. Scientific testing has shown graduated compression is most useful in increasing blood flow from places like your lower legs, so long tights, calf stirrups and socks are ideal. Orca Killa Kompression garments with graduated compression are ideal for pre and post exercise, especially when you are stationary.

Graduated compression zones assist to increase blood flow away from extremities and towards the heart, increasing blood oxygenation, reducing muscle soreness, speed up recovery. During exercise the tight weave 70 denier fabric provides the following benefits: Reduces muscle oscillation Faster removal of lactic acid Reduces fatigue Improved strength and power Improved body temperature control Panel stitching and the Perform Graduated Compression Zone help to stabilise key muscle groups and joints.

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Testing Orca commissioned testing by Progressive Technologies

Orca commissioned the respected team of sports scientists at Progressive Technologies (part of Loughbrough University) to assess pressure levels and varify graduation in the Orca Killa Kompression Perform Tight, and compare it with an equivalent competitor product. Progressive used the Salzmann MST pressure measuring device with a British Standardised leg form, as well as a human sample of 5 medium size participants. Overall findings were that Orca Perform Tight consistently provided higher levels of compression (mmHG) than other existing Lycra based compression garments, and that the compression was graduated. Orca compression tights fall within boundaries on non-prescriptive graduated support hosiery, so they are ideal for active use, and pressure exerted is not high enough to inhibit blood flow. Medical grade compression garments are not suitable for active use. Terminology mmHg: millimetre of mercury is a common measure of pressure and relates to the pressure exerted at the base of a column of liquid 1mm high. The higher the number – the greater the level of pressure. Denier: measure of mass density of fibres. With fabric, the higher the denier the tighter the weave, and the better the stretch recovery, meaning it will maintain original fit and compression for longer.

Average compression levels on leg form

Average compression levels on human leg

Competitor Orca

G

G

F

F

D

D

Leg position

Leg position

Competitor Orca

C

C

B1

B1

B

B 0

5

10

15

Compression (mmHg)

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20

25

0

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

Compression (mmHg)

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Killa Kompression Features 70 denier, performance fabric: retains power stretch recovery longer than other compression fabrics Ergonomic panel construction: supports muscle groups and joints UPF 50+: sun protection - > 98% of UVA and UVB rays blocked 3-D cut panels: increased range of movement Main body fabric composition: 28% Lycra content, 72% Nylon Graduated Compression Zone: Core:

unique double layer of main body fabric positioned alongside shin/calf

Perform:

58% Nylon, 42% Lycra fabric runs alongside calf/shin, wraps around knee, up quadriceps and along small of back

Orca Killa Kompression garments are suitable for use before, during and after exercise.

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Compression Range Killa Kompression Top L/S (available in Mens & Womens) The new Orca Killa Kompression Top Long Sleeve is an ideal multi-purpose compression garment that can be worn under other garments or as a stand alone top. The top is constructed from Orca’s 70 denier, circular knit Killaskn Kompress fabric, cut into body contoured panels for optimum muscle support. The top can be used pre, during and post exercise. High Stretch Fabric: Muscle Support I Performance I Comfort Body Contoured Panelling: Muscle Support UV Protection 50+ : Protection

Perform Tight (available in Mens only)

Orca’s new Killa Kompression Perform Tight uses Orca’s most advanced combination of compression fabric and panel construction technology. The Killaskn Kompress fabric works to provide graduated compression from the ankle area, helping to increased circulation and push blood back towards the heart. The Graduated Compression Zone is a panel of double thickness compression fabric, contoured to major muscle groups for additional effectiveness. There is also a panel of extra compression fabric in the back waist area of the garment to provide support to the back. The Perform Tight is ideal for use before and after exercise to assist with blood circulation and muscle recovery. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance I comfort Body contoured panelling: muscle support Graduated compression zone panelling: muscle support Back waist support panel: muscle support Drawstring: comfort Contrast stitch: comfort I design Diamond gusset: comfort UPF protection 50+ : protection

Core Tight (available in Mens & Womens)

Orca’s new Killa Kompression Core Tight uses Orca’s Killaskn Kompress fabric to provide graduated compression from the ankle area, helping to increased circulation and push blood back towards the heart. The Tight is ideal for use before during and after exercise to assist with blood circulation, muscle support and recovery. High stretch fabric: muscle support Graduated compression from lower leg: muscle support I performance Waistband: comfort Contrast stitch: comfort I design Diamond gusset: comfort UPF protection 50+ : protection

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Core 1/2 Tight (available in Mens & Womens)

Orca’s new Killa Kompression Core 1/2 Tight uses Orca’s Killaskn Kompress fabric to support muscles during exercise, and assist with muscle recovery. Designed in the popular above the knee length the tight is an ideal multipurpose garment and can be worn by itself or under other garments. The waistband and flat lock contrast stitching provide comfort while you exercise. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance Waistband: comfort Contrast stitch: comfort I design Diamond gusset: comfort 25.5 cm inseam (MEN) 27cm (WOMEN): comfort I fit UPF 50+ : protection

Cycle Short (available in Mens & Womens) Bringing compression performance to cyclewear, the new Orca Killa Kompression Cycle Short uses Killaskn Kompress fabric to aid muscle performance, reduce the chance of injury and assist with muscle recovery. Using Orca’s extensive cycle knowledge, gained through the development of garments for New Zealand’s Olympic and World Championship medal-winning cycling teams, the short combines compression performance with leading features. The body contoured panels include eight leg panels, designed to support muscle groups. The 4-way stretch cycle chamois is anti-bacterial and quick dry, while the weaving leg grip keeps the garment securely in place. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance 4-Way stretch cycle chamois: shock absorbent I anti-bacterial I quick dry Body contoured panelling: muscle support Eight panel legs: comfort I muscle support I performance Weaving leg grip: secure UPF 50+ : protection

Cycle Bib (Mens only)

Bringing compression performance to cyclewear, the new Orca Killa Kompression Cycle Bib Short uses Killaskn Kompress fabric to aid muscle performance, reduce the chance of injury and assist with muscle recovery. Using Orca’s extensive cycle knowledge, gained through the development of garments for New Zealand’s Olympic and World Championship medal-winning cycling teams, the bib short combines compression performance with leading features. The body contoured panels include eight leg panels, designed to support muscle groups. The 4-way stretch cycle chamois is anti-bacterial and quick dry. The mesh back reduces sweat while keeping you feeling dry during your ride. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance 4-Way stretch cycle chamois: shock absorbent I anti-bacterial I quick dry Body contoured panelling: muscle support Eight panel legs: comfort I muscle support I performance Weaving leg grip: secure UPF 50+ : protection Mesh back : comfort I breathability ORCA KILLA KOMPRESSION ©2009 PERFORMANCE SPEEDSUITS LTD

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Calf Stirrup (Unisex)

The new Orca Compression Calf Stirrup uses Killaskn Kompression to provide calf muscle support. The body contoured panels and compression fabric work together to increase circulation and aid muscle performance and recovery, while the stirrup keeps the garment firmly in place. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance Body contoured panelling: muscle support Foot stirrup: secure UPF protection 50+ : protection

Calf Guard (Unisex)

The new Orca Compression Calf Guard uses Killaskn Kompression to provide calf muscle support. The body contoured panels and compression fabric work together to increase circulation and aid muscle performance and recovery. High stretch fabric: muscle support I performance Body contoured panelling: muscle support UPF protection 50+ : protection

Sock (Unisex)

Orca’s new Killa Kompression Sock uses a combination of graduated compression, anatomically shaped panels and stabilising technology for superior performance before, during and after exercise. The fabric utilises a naturally anti-bacterial, anti-odour bamboo yarn, while there are left and right foot specific socks for comfort and stability. The heel and toe areas feature extra padding, while the mid sole is more breathable. Graduated compression: increase blood circulation/oxygenation Reinforced ankle channels: stabilizing I comfort Heel and toe padding: shock absorption I protection Right and left foot specific shape: comfort I stability Mid sole panelling: breathable I comfort Bamboo yarn: anti-bacterial I deodorising

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66-71

67-76

WAIST

HIPS

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73-79

XS

HIP

SIZE

9-11.5 10.5-13

AUS MEN

AUS WOMEN

7.5-10

3.5-6

UK 6.5-9

8.5-11

5.5 - 8

USA WOMEN

39-42 7-9.5

35-38

S

31 - 33.5

21.5 - 24

35CM/14” - 38CM/15”

79 - 85

54.5 - 61

28.5 - 31

USA MEN

EUROPE

SHOE SIZE:

28.5-31

19-21.5

72-79

Inch

S

M

91.5 - 104

67 - 73.5

S

10

12-14.5

9.5-12

10-13

43-46

36 - 38.5

26.5 - 29

L

L

38.5 - 41

29 - 31.5

47-50

15-17.5

12.5-15

13.5-16

XL

L

14

41 - 43.5

31.5 - 34

38.5 - 41

Inch

44 - 47.5

36 - 38

44 - 47.5

Inch

104 - 110.5

80 - 86

98 - 104

cm

112 - 120.5

91.5 - 96.5

112 - 120.5

cm

36 - 38.5

Inch

> 41CM/16”

98 - 104

73.5 - 80

M

12

40.5 - 44

34 - 36

40.5 - 44

Inch

91.5 - 98

cm

103 - 112

86 - 91.5

103 - 112

cm

33.5 - 36

Inch

37 - 40.5

32 - 34

37 - 40.5

Inch

38CM/15” - 41CM/16”

33.5 - 36

24 - 26.5

M

85 - 91.5

cm

94 - 103

81 - 86

94 - 103

cm

31 - 33.5

Inch

XS

8

33.5 - 37

30 - 32

33.5 - 37

Inch

85 - 91.5

61 - 67

79 -85

cm

85 - 94

76 - 81

85 - 94

cm

110.5 - 117

89 - 93

43.5 -46

34 - 36.5

41 - 43.5

Inch

47.5 - 51

38 - 40

XL

104 - 110.5

cm

120.5 - 129.5

96.5 - 101.5

47.5 - 51

Inch

16

XXL

120.5 - 129.5

cm

Women

< 35CM/14”

48-54.5

WAIST

26-28.5

cm

XXS

Inch

XXXS

30 - 33.5

28 - 30

30 -33.5

Inch

Compression

CALF WIDTH

65-72

cm

CHEST

USA/EUR/REST OF WORLD

XS

6

76 - 85

71 - 76

76 - 85

cm

4

26.5-30

26-28

26.5-30

Inch

XXS

Men

UK/AUS/NZ

67-76

cm

CHEST

SIZE

Size charts Socks/ Stirrup

Unisex

Note: The calf width is the primary measurement to base sizing off, with the shoe size being secondary.

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